Chingam is here: A time to start fresh

Chingam is here: A time to start fresh
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The Malayalam month of Chingam heralds a new beginning. The farmers across the state are happy with the monsoons and now it is time for sowing in Wayanad. Here's a look at some pictures from Wayanad when they started cultivation. 

A small offering to the gods before they start work. 

Chingam is here: A time to start fresh
Of hope and more. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

Then, it is time to work. A farmer throws paddy into the field.

Chingam is here: A time to start fresh
Farming. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

Even though tractors and tillers are used, some farmers resolve to the old fashioned way. They say that the diesel leak could hamper the cultivation. 

That does not mean that they do not use machines. 

Chingam is here: A time to start fresh
Farming. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

These will be planted by hand. And then they will pray for a decent harvest. 

Chingam is here: A time to start fresh
The beginning. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

The tiffin carrier says it all. These workers are hard at work for producing food to feed not just themselves, but others too. 

Chingam is here: A time to start fresh
All for food. Photo: Rahul R Pattom

Once the seeds are sown, the farmers will hope for an ideal climate. And a bountiful harvest. 

Chingam is here: A time to start fresh
Planting. Photo: Rahul R Pattom
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